Schön!20 – The #FUTURE is now
Welcome to the 20th issue of Schön! which celebrates the individuals and brands shaping our future. We talk to established labels such as Wunderkind and Longchamp – who show us what they have in store for the new season – billion dollar businesswoman Paris Hilton, and the hottest new design talent, from Iris Van Herpen to David Koma. From grass flip flops at Kusa to hand finished techniques at Ted Baker, innovation in fashion is all around us. Find it on our pages, modelled by the faces of the future: Tian Yi, Chrystal Copland, Baptiste Giabiconi and Francisco Lachowski. Beyond fashion, we discover developments in fields as diverse as architecture and animation, music, technology and the media. We ask trend forecasters and psychics alike to look into their crystal balls. In The Innovators, we meet the individuals who are changing the way we will think and live. This is not the stuff of science fiction. This is the real future and the future is now. Turn the page for the shape of things to come…
THE #FUTURE IS NOW!
Schön!19 – Isabeli Fontana #EPIC
Schön! Studios is Proud to Present…
Welcome to Schön!’s 19th issue, which celebrates the magic of cinema in all its diverse forms. Isabeli Fontana smoulders as a femme fatale in our cover story, while top models Ashley Smith, Codie Young, Eugen Bauder and River Viiperi all have starring roles. Mischa Barton tells us why she loves horror movies, Carmen Electra celebrates the iconic actresses of the 1960s and we catch up with iconic Spanish screen siren Rossy de Palma. Behind the scenes, we speak to the industry’s top talent, from BAFTA winning costume designers to hotshot young directors. So, turn off your telephone, tuck into your popcorn and join us for a cinematic feast.
Special thanks to Andre Birleanu and the team of Supreme Rocket Productions
Schön!18 – ShowBiz curated by Brett Bailey
Welcome to a very special edition of Schön!, in which we bring you a celebration of show business – a business that our guest curator and stylist to the stars Brett Bailey is no stranger to. Bailey takes us behind the velvet rope, to meet everyone from the ultimate show girl Naomi Campbell, shot by Ellen von Unwerth, to fresh faced rapper Azealia Banks. We talk to legends Terry O’Neill and Julie Newmar, as well as showcasing the hottest young talent, including Damon Baker, Amanda Demme and Anna Trevelyan.
There’s certainly no business like show business, so in the words of Mr Bailey himself, “DON’T JUST STAND THERE, DANCE!”
The creative contestants are eagerly waiting, ready to unleash their talents onto the pages of the exemplary issue 17 of Schön! Magazine. We have a splendid line-up for you, including our transformative cover model Crystal Renn shot by the riveting photographer Ellen von Unwerth. Contributing fashion editor, Laurent Dombrowicz lends us his exceptional eye for fashion in not one but three fashion editorials for this issue including teaming up with discerning photographer, Greg Lotus to produce a steaming hot editorial ‘Waterfalls.’
Canadian model Meghan Collison will have you doing a double take as she sheds her distinguishing long brown locks for an edgier blonde do. We are thrilled to present you with an intimate look at the creative’s behind the revolutionary sportswear brand, UVU; Will Forrester and Hayder Tuaima where we discover the extreme importance of the clothing they create. And there you have it, the competition has come to a close; everyone has been declared a winner in their own right, each deserving of the gold. So go ahead and indulge in our fascinating issue and let us show you why,
We Are The Champions!
Allow us to introduce to you this glorious 16th edition of Schön! Magazine; a sequence of delights await to tease and titillate both your imagination and intellect. It’s time to strip yourself of cellophane, step outside the box and cease to be a living doll. Let us awaken your mind.
Take a trip into Wonderland with Ellen Von Unwerth’s spectacular photo-shoot ‘Eat Me,’ perfectly capturing the erotic femininity of performance artist Angeleno Lauren Avery. Dripping with pearls and enveloped in lace, Unwerth’s stunning photography perfectly captures our mysterious muse, topped off with a sorbet of candy floss hair. In direct contrast, male supermodel David Gandy brings his own brand of personal electricity as he smolders across our pages in this moody, eponymous shoot by regular contributor Dimitris Theocharis.
Step back in time and revisit all the ways in which Jean Paul Gaultier transformed the power of female sexuality in our ‘Retrospective’ editorial. Photographer Karel Losenicky and stylist Simone Valsecchi combine their respective talents to provide us with a powerful exhibition of Gaultier’s collections, whilst Saskia Reis gets to grips with fashion’s enfant terrible himself.
And whilst we at Schön! would never encourage violence, we must demand that you embrace your inner revolutionist and celebrate all things ‘Soviet’ with our emboldened editorial. Model Kat Cordts definitely earned her stripes in this authoritarian photo series, beautifully shot by Pierre dal Corso and styled by our very own Kay Korsh.
In a similarly radical vein, we meet the uber talented, whimsically minded Russian design duo, the Popovy sisters. The pair have managed to stretch reality, melding their creative interpretations of art and fashion into a collection of incredibly costumed, hyper real dolls.
On another planet, photographer Karina Twiss and stylist Anthony Stephinson’s collaboration manages to infiltrate the hidden world of ‘The Stepford Wives’, capturing the essence of waxen, unearthly beauty in their secretive suburban environment. Animatronic versions of the perfect woman, they are faultless at first glance but are simply going through the motions; frozen living dolls.
We are brought back to reality as the rugged model, Vladimir McCrary strikingly channels the essence of his inner warrior for photographer Diego Indraccolo in the ultra-masculine ‘Lost Warrior’ editorial.
Just in case you weren’t back on Earth yet, photographer Sergi Pons splashes you with a collection of sensual black and white imagery to awaken your senses in the ‘Poise’ photo shoot; whilst Olivia Palermo stars as our ‘American Rose,’ the epitome of a delicate veiled beauty shot by photographer Christos Karantzolas.
Dip behind the scenes and discover the creative process behind theatrical landscapes from interviews with acclaimed set designer Derek McLane and celebrated art director Paul Inglis. And if that wasn’t enough, Schön! has managed to look into the future with the help of visionary architect Ma Yansong and delve into the realms of the surreal and the subconscious with artists Anton Semenov and Lorella Paleni.
And there you have it, dear readers; we have presented you with a box of visual toys to occupy your mind. With further secrets waiting to be divulged within, we feel that the 16th issue of Schön! is a treat for all the senses; come inside and play!
A banquet of exquisite beauty and intrigue is bestowed onto the pages of the 15th Issue of Schön! Magazine.
The ravishing Daisy Lowe graces Schön! as ‘The Lady’ of the Magazine, photographed by Yuval Hen and styled by our very own fashion editor Kay Korsh. Model, Sam Webb, features as our ‘Maltese Falcon’, shot by our esteemed photographer Dimitris Theocharis. James Cooper and David Gant, shot by Blair Getz Mezibov, inspire effortless elegance. Wearing the timelessly chic Gieves & Hawkes, they are true visions of nobility.
Our photo shoots, “Baccara”, “Svelte”, and “Contour”, will ease your winter chill. Nikola Jovanovic shot by Christos Karantzolas and styled by Kyle Anderson, dispenses a burst of neon to break the grey of winter. David Agbodji transforms into immortalised figures in his series of auto-portraits edited by Laurent Dombrowicz! Reminisce fondly on the “Sweet Sixties”, shot by Squiz Hamilton. Then later we’ll show you a darker side of the past in “Russian Criminal Tattoos” by Anne Combaz.
Hajime Machida’s poignant paint strokes mix the human and the mechanical, while Oleg Dou’s ambitious project blurs the line between paintings and photography. In addition, we present musician Casey Spooner, one half of the electro music duo Fischerspooner, in an interview by Vincent Urbani.
Issue 15 also brings you the words of geniuses such as Jany Temime, the costume designer for the Harry Potter films, Qiu Hao, a fresh new fashion designer from China, and the makers of the infamous children’s program Sesame Street. These incredible people will make you smile and laugh and appreciate their dedication to their respective crafts.
Readers indulge; meet the people, see their works, and enjoy the show!
Where to begin with our amazing 14th issue? Our latest offering is like a lucky dip of treats, each prize as lovely as the last. We’re opening our issue with a double cover with two emerging heavyweights of the fashion industry: Andrej Pejec with Allure, and Rick Genest with Undercover. Shot by Christos Karantzolas, Andrej Pejec, Jean Paul Gaultier’s choice pick, shows us the right way to approach the theme of androgyny, taking it from a totally new angle and raising it to new heights, where he simply drips glamour and style, clutch handbag and all!
The amazing and enigmatic Canadian based Rick Genest, otherwise known as Zombie Boy, shot to fame for his remarkable full body tattoos of a human skeleton and decomposing flesh, shows us the attitude and charisma that has kept him firmly in fashion’s good-books. Shot by Matthew Lyn, and styled by our very own fashion editor Kay Korsh, he even gives us a peek at his true face under his signature tattoos, giving Schön! a very privileged exclusive!
As you pass through the pages, you’ll join on us on our globe trekking adventure, where we pick up the very best of international creative talent along the way – as always! Hye Jung Lee and Lina Zhang continue the theme of Allure with a sharp and edgy twist, showing us a new side to ‘Asian Girls’, as captured by our fave of the moment, Christos Karantzolas. Think glamour, steeped in patent leather and statement shades, and you’ll have the picture! As we celebrate our recent print distribution to China we also speak with Hung Huang, hailed as the Chinese Oprah Winfrey, and gain an earnest insight into her truly inspiring upbringing in her home country, and impressive rise to fame as a woman in a largely patriarchal society. We also skip over to Spain with beautiful actress Ivana Baquero, who talks to us about how she went from her school uniform to the big screen in a heartbeat, displaying her new found prowess with lensman Sergi Pons.
Now have you ever wondered who gets to create the amazing super hero costumes, or the haunting creatures that feature in all of your favourite blockbusters? We talk to Christian Beckman of Quantum Creation FX who is responsible for many of the ‘marvel’-ous makeup effects and costumes that make cinema seem so very real. Then from bringing heroes and legends to life, we speak to a real life legend in photography, Oliviero Toscani, where we give to you the most candid interview of the iconic figure, which will certainly leave you with an impression of the well accomplished man.
Revelling in the gloriously vintage, Mary Pierce and Sebastien Mercier bring us straight back to the mid 20th century, rejoicing in the timeless class of a past era of fashion, shot by Anne Combaz and styled by the keen eye of Laurent Dombrowicz, who also works his magic in our gloriously dark ‘Better The Devil You Know’ feature. With his rugged beard and manly scowl, Mateus Verdelho is the epitome of masculinity in the aptly named ‘Draconic’, where Omar Macchiavelli captures the gentleman within from this fiercely handsome model. And there is so much more!
So join us in luxuriating in the international magnetism of this issue, and the thrill of uncovering the gems that we have in store. We will not disappoint!
Schön! Magazine is bringing the sex back to the sinister for Issue thirteen, as we introduce our new duo cover – a tribute to the force of the feminine and the masculine. Legendary lensman Tiziano Magni takes command of our first cover option, with the electric editorial “Flesh, Flags and Fatigues”.
Our second cover stars Garrett Neff, who features solo in Jean Paul Gaultier for our dramatic monochrome editorial, shot by Phillip Mueller and directed by Laurent Dombrowicz. We welcome the diverse talent of artists Drew Struzan and Christopher Moeller; and from an entirely new angle, we gain an insight into their long and illustrious careers. Investigating fashion heroes past and present, we reminisce about the life of the late and great Edith Head, and share a word with of-the-moment ‘Superblogger’ BryanBoy.
Photography and illustration collide in “Skin Ink”, as Diego Indraccolo and Pok U Chan join forces in an editorial that adds a rich new dimension to the classic nude shoot. What’s more, prepare to toughen up for the ferocious Rob Evans, new face of Givenchy, as he returns with a storm to our pages, unveiling the new collection from UNCONDITIONAL. Issue thirteen is also proud to feature the fabulous Kathy Griffin as she talks to Schön! about her personal journey, her lust for life and the importance of a good laugh.
It is a shared state-of-mind between artists, designers, editors and other creators who bring all of these ideas to life as a collective. Issue thirteen is proof of how we work: the force and the passion behind those with whom we share this vision.
Welcome to the dark side.
We think not! Xx Schön!
Sunbeams of talent radiate from the pages of Issue 12 of Schön! Magazine, warming our faces with the glow of never-ending discoveries of creative genius. Model Sebastian Sauve once again graces our pages, this time alongside Leebo Freeman in the provocative cover story “Miami Bitch,” shot by Dimitris Theocharis. And the vibrancy of summer, both sun and shade, is captured in the editorial “Haughty Shades,” shot by Thanassis Krikis and edited by Nicholas Georgiou.
Walk with us down the garden path of design as we share enthralling conversations with Kim Jones, a master of menswear and one of fashion’s most influential people, interviewed by Andre Da Silva, and Dan and Dean Caten, the daring men behind the irresistibly sexy and glamorous brand DSquared2, interviewed by our very own João Paulo Nunes. We are also proud to introduce model Rob Evans, featured in Omar Macchiavelli’s “Flow,” and Laurent Dombrowicz, a visionary fashion editor who worked on our editorial “Amsterdam, Pennsylvania,” photographed by Anne Combaz.
Spanish actress Rossy de Palma’s vivacious personality shines impossibly bright in her interview and accompanying editorial shot by Álvaro Villarrubia, while fellow Spanish rose, artist Lita Cabellut, reminds us that perseverance can overcome pain to create beauty. Tim Flach captures the magic of childhood summers spent at the zoo in “Mammals,” enchanting us all in his interview with Hannah Newman. And the story of Elina Garanca, a woman who is enrapturing the world as one of opera’s brightest stars, and was exclusively interviewed for Schön! by Grace Urban, inspires us.
And so we invite you to dig deep into your heart, to find the greatest treasures of life, and rejoice in the beauty of summer! It is our true joy to capture it for you within our pages.
We’ve made our way to the ends of the earth and back again, pillaging and plundering and conquering all to bring you a treasure chest bursting with sparkling talent: from the boldly androgynous to the colorfully whimsical … with just a sprinkling of royalty.Our eleventh issue has been devoted to all that sparkles—and we aren’t just talking about jewels.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be celebrating her Diamond Jubilee next year, and we are delighted to present an exclusive preview of the National Portrait Gallery’s touring exhibition of her portraits planned to commemorate it. We are honoured to publish Chris Levine’s image of the most photographed woman in the world on the cover of Schön! 11.
Our fashion alternative to The Queen is the rising stars of the modelling world: we are proud to present an elite league of up and coming, not to mention extremely successful, male models in Issue 11: the gorgeous Willy Cartier and Stephen Thompson, who have campaigned for Givenchy, and Sebastian Sauvé, who was featured in the latest Zara campaign and shot by Dimitris Theocharis for Schön! 11, have enough talent to impress even The Queen.
Continuing in our royal theme, Saskia Reis interviews a queen of the stage: prima ballerina of the Staatsballett in Berlin, Polina Semionova. And Thanassis Krikis presents “Home Alone,” an enchanting editorial spread with an air of melancholy nobility about it.
Back to art, we’ve discovered some hidden gems for you in Elena Bombardelli and Stephan Balleux: two painters from two different countries, both with an extraordinary gift.
I won’t spoil the fun by telling you all the secrets of what talent we have enfolded within our pages … but I will say you don’t want to miss Stefan Milev’s Little Red Riding Hood-inspired shoot, just in time for the upcoming film, Rocio Frausto’s interview with Oscar and Golden Globe nominated Visual Effects frontrunner Alex Frisch, nor actress Lisa Edelstein’s candid conversation with Andre Da Silva about winning her first award and the price of fame.
Like the rarest diamond, Issue 11 of Schön! Magazine has been perfectly formed to bring you the best and brightest talent the world has to offer. We’ve filled our pages with the crown jewels of the creative world just for you, our loyal readers—only the best for the best.